according to the NEA:
although artists are twice as likely as the overall labour force to have graduated from college, we still earn $6,000 less annually than other professional workers
with similar levels of education
down to your last
tired of eating instant ramen?
try the 99 cent bin at your local market!
when you are an underemployed artist,
there are times when you are actually starving.
i'd like to share some "starving artist" recipes with you
and i'll start with the one i made last night:
the 99 cent bin stuffed pepper
easily feeds two for less than $5.00
one package of 99 cent bin peppers (bell, anaheim chile or pasilla)
one package of 99 cent bin tomatoes (cherry, grape, pear or plum tomatoes are best)
one clove of garlic
one chunk of onion
one 99 cent bin mango
one stalk of celery
a sprig of cilantro or parsley (or both)
a dash of cumin and chili powder
a little lime zest
a baking pan with a little oil in it
or you can create a tinfoil baking sheet-
just make sure you make four corners to catch any juice during the baking process.
preheat oven at 350 degrees
cut off the tops of the peppers and take out the seeds
all the ingredients get mixed together in a bowl
finely chop the onion, garlic, and herbs
finely dice celery, jalapeno, mango (and if you are using a larger variety of tomato)
quarter or halve tomatoes
add your spices and zest and anything else you are inspired to add...
stuff the peppers and place them in your baking pan and put in the oven for about 30 minutes.
if you like your veggies crispy- cook less,
if you like your veggies a little more mushy with browned pepper skins- cook longer.